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'm going to die. >>> health care fixed. obama administration says it's worked out most of the bugs from healthcare.gov but warns more work is needed on the troubled website. >>> and drone drop-off? amazon unveils its new plan to deliver your purchase to your doorstep in under an hour. this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, december 2nd, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, federal transportation officials have zbruchbt their investigation into the deadly crash of a new york city commuter train. at least four people were kanld 60 others injured. the metro north train was on its way from poughkeepsie to manhattan. it jumped the track as it rounded the curve. they're looking into speed, possible mechanical issues and human error. marlie hall is at the crash site. marlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. federal investigators continue to pore over this crash site this morning trying to determine what led to that deadly train derailment. investigators are trying to determine what caused a commuter train to jump the tracks, killing four
president obama today repitching health care and the website. >> we've learned not to make wild promises about how perfectly smooth it's going to be at all times. >> reporter: but now that the site can handle heavy traffic without crashing, the white house felt comfortable launching this new effort to sell the entire law. this continues until december 23rd, the last day to sign up for insurance and be covered on january first. the new website is working well enough that consumer reports magazine which warned readers away from the site in october is now on board, but with caveats. >> if you want to buy insurance that's in effect on january 1st, you have to do it pretty quickly. >> reporter: the magazine offers tips to help get through the site smoothly. have financial information including tax returns in hand. if you created an account in october, scrap it. start a new one. and if you think yao signed up but haven't heard directly from the insurance company in a week, you have to call them yourself. tip number two is what got pam through the plan in florida, back in october, pam tried mul
have 48 million people who before obama care had no health insurance at all, what is the republicans' position? what is their solution to the fact that we spend so much more than any other country? their solution is to end medicare as we know it, transform it into a voucher system, give a senior citiz citizcitizen $8,000 and say good luck. make massive cuts in medicaid, and you're even seeing in states around the country now, republican governors whose states could have free medicaid for three years. doesn't cost them a nickel. for all of their low-income people, they are saying no, we don't want it. so what is very clear about this whole situation is the republicans have nothing to say. all they can do is play the anti obama care card, and hope that it fails. and they're going to lose on that. of. >> now, paralleling back to the alabama-auburn football game about never giving up, this was one game in one season. there's going to be another season and another game and the republicans are going to never stop playing it, because they have gone after the entitlement programs, the big th
will be looking at. >> lisa stark thank you. >> thank you. >> in other news, the obama administration says the health insurance website has vastly improved. the administration has spent two months fixing the glitches in the health care reform law. mike viqueria, are all the problems fixed? >> well, not all the problems are fixed but the white house spokesman just moments ago jay carney speaking for the president believes that the website has significantly improved and they have met their threshold for the vast majority of citizens who sign on. 90% will have a successful experience and will be able to enroll through the website. night and day is how the top official that the president put in charge of having this website up and functioning by november 30th, last saturday, says the difference is between october 1st, and the end of november. the problem is, that it's two months, two months that were virtually lost where people could not enroll on the website and now it's crunch time. some of the other metrics they put out, the error rate is less than 1%, when earlier i.t. was 6%, other websit
're doing now is essentially collecting your data. if you need to purchase health insurance through obama care, that you -- all that's happening is your data's going into a bucket. whether or not that bucket ends up resulting in actual insurance on the other end of this, when you hear jay carney, the white house press secretary saying, we're going to find you. if you're trying to buy insurance, we're going to find you and try to get you that insurance, that tells you what a catastrophe this is in terms of these millions of people who have been displaced from their policies. >> mm-hmm. then you factor in that the irs is going to find you, too, with those fines. might make a few americans a little fearful today. chris stirewalt. thanks so much. have a great week. >>> the obama administration says its health care website should now work for the vast majority, there's that word again, of americans. there are still plenty of errors being reported. like peter dfound out. what did you find out? >> a lot more problems to healthcare.gov than on amazon, gretchen. all morning long healthcare.gov is
health care reform law. the obama team spent weeks playing defense over the disastrous debut of the healthcare.gov website. next hour he kicks off a new campaign to highlight the benefits of the affordable care act. the administration plans daily events through december 23rd but convincing young people to sign up for obama care may be a tough sell. according to a brand-new gallup poll, americans aged 18 to 29 are the least familiar with the health care law. this is the main group, by the way, an the administration needs toe attract to make the whole system work. call it crisis management on a global scale. vice president biden is on a mission to ease tensions between china and japan. he and the new u.s. ambassador to japan, caroline kennedy sat down with japan's deputy prime minister taro aso today. hot on the agenda, how to handle the defense zone chooen has over the sea. he was deeply concerned over the actions. >> the u.s. has an interest in lowering the tensions in this region as i believe all the countries in northeast asia share that same interest with us. >> this under
of the constitutionality of obama care. that requirement that employers provide health insurance or pay a penalty. barbara? >> thanks, melissa. lawmakers are debating a rule that could change the d.c. skyline. let's take a live look at the capitol hill area. a committee is holding a hearing on whether to relax a rule that requires buildings to be no taller than the width of the streets that they face. the national planning commission voted in favor of the law. they want the restricted lifts to generate more text dollars for the district. chuck bell joins us now. not any rain falling on the streets. >> a lot of cloud cover outside today. raindrops are few and far between and there is not much of a rain threat. if you look outside and see the clouds, i don't know where my umbrella is. don't worry about that. you may not have to find it again. a good stretch of relatively dry weather. dry, yes. pretty? not so much. unless gray is your favorite color. there it is. a very gray day today. a light onshore wind is bringing the marine layer in on top. we will be stuck with full cloud cover. 45 degrees is the curre
can't pick out the stuff you like. remember also the fundamental point of president obama's health care plan was to bring 30 million uninsured people on to the roles. nothing on that one sheet of paper you're waving around that will do it. >> do i want to say on that point the thing is you can take what works, what's popular from obama care and then you can put a different system around that. >> right. >> wait. >> the point is, guys, the point is we don't think this is working. and we should have an alternative to obama care that works. >> you should have an alternative that works and that want meets its goals. >> there's a lot of happy talk about well pre-existing conditions and pick the goodies off the shelf and leave the stuff that will make lives of people at the bottom of the ladder better. can i say two things. one getting back to the private-sector. if this was done in the private-sector people who have been fired. that's another important difference the way this is handled and the private-sector. secondly the next big test of obama care is not this website. it will get fixe
't have an alternative? >> president obama's apology for the faulty health care website didn't help his poll numbers much, but one top adviser doesn't thing that slide will last too long. >> people trust this president. there's been numbers all over the place. but i'm confident in a few months from now those trust numbers will come up. >> they can monitor healthcare.gov's performance in realtime. but the political fallout will take months or years to really set in. >> peter, thank you. right now, these pictures of a massive pile-up. now we knew a wintry mix would hit the upper east coast. now it has. >>> hollywood in mourning as we learn more details about the car crash that killed "fast & furious" film star paul walker. what may have happened just moments before the vehicle he was riding in burst into flames. stay close. upgrade to the philips norelco sensotouch 3d for the most advanced shaving experience. with gyroflex 3d technology, you can get to those hard to reach places for the ultimate shave wet or dry. guaranteed. visit philips.com/upgrade now to save $30. yep. got all the cozi
, what do you think? president obama has an issue signing up for health insurance? send us a tweet @billhemmer and martha maccallum. martha: i don't think there will be a live camera when he tries to sign on. martha: the holiday shopping season could be a whole new ballgame. this is very interesting. overall sales are down. but sales figures show that online retailers are surging this holiday season and they are beating out the regular old stores. amazon.com reporting sales up 44% from last year. think about that. e-bay is up 32% year over year. ibm reports sales rose 18%. with people spending $2.2 billion on cyber monday. people are shopping online and they are shopping from their ipads and phones. this looks like a remaking of the retail sector in many way. >> reporter: it's a gigantic revolution in a how we shop and b how we shop. this long holiday thanksgiving weekend has turned into a triumph for online selling. the bricks and mortars retailers are in real trouble and they have to respond to this. if you shop online, you are not fighting the crowd and traffic and each other a
on "new day," president obama looking to turn the tide for his health care law. will it be enough to restore faith in obama care? >>> brand new vudio surfaces of the crash that killed actor paul walker and his friend. it's raising new questions for authorities why walker wasn't able to make it out alive. and saw the lumia 1020 has 41 megapixels. so i can zoom way in even after i take the picture. and i can adjust the shot before i take it so i get it exactly how i want. so, i went with a windows phone. maybe i just see things other people don't. ♪ honestly ♪ i wanna see you be brave ♪ ♪ i wanna see you be brave on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. a man who doesn't stand still. but jim has a
. rosa floor rest has the bull din. >> anderson, kicking off a three-week pr offensive. president obama insisted the sweeping health care law is working and asked supporters to spread the word about benefits of the affordable care act. >> we may never satisfy the laws of opponents. that is fair to say. some are rooting for it to fail. that's not my opinion, by the way, they say it pretty explicitly. some convinced themselves the law has failed regardless of the evidence, but i would advice them to check with the people who are here today. and the people they represent all across the country whose lives have been changed for the better by the affordable care act. >> north korea's leader is believed to have sacked his powerful uncle shown here on the left from the top level government post while two ally haves been publicly executed according to south korean lawmakers briefed by south korea's intel again see. >>> french prosecutors investigating bob dillon on suspicion of insighting hatred. a group representing croatians for comments he made. dillon is accused on likening the croatian peo
, president obama, should honor his commitment to make sure if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. there seemed to be a little tension at the time. this is how he explained what he said. >> i said nothing about this. not one word until the president, himself, spoke. i don't think you can find anybody in america who's worked harder for his re-election or supported this bill or went out of his way to explain the bill to the american people more than i did. >> get a quick thought from all three of you. paul? >> he's right, right? good point. i actually think president obama should have never made that pledge, but i think president clinton is saying something different saying just what president obama said. >> i think what president clinton is saying is i didn't do anything to hurt president obama. let me make this very clear to you that i only said that after the president said it and so i didn't step on anything the white house was trying to do. >> ryhan? >> i definitely think that president clinton's remarks harmed the white house and i think that's why they s
, everyone. i'm andrea mitchell in new york. the obama administration trying to get past disas true rollout kicking off a new campaign promoting benefits of the health care law. robert gibbs msnbc contributor and former white house press secretary during the president's first term and dr. zeke emanuel msnbc contributor and former special adviser on policy to the obama administration. welcome both. first to you, robert, if you were behind the podium today, what would you be saying about healthcare.gov? >> i think what they have said yesterday and clearly with the president being out there today, there is a subtle message that the website is functioning in a much better place because they understand that if they do an event that draws attention to health care and the website that traffic will greatly increase. so they clearly are demonstrating with today's events the necessity, i think, of today's events the digital architecture of healthcare.gov is greatly improved because they have confidence they can talk about the website and it won't crash. >> but zeke, what about the possible pitfalls d
a clean bill of health for obama care. deputy senior adviser from the white house joins me from the north lawn. david, thank you very much. you set a fairly low bar, this vague working for majority that want to sign on and 50,000 could be served at one time, 800,000 in a day. is that good enough? what's the next step? >> so andrea, as you know, this is going to be a process of continuous improvement. compared to where we were in early october as jeff said yesterday it is night and day to the point we can handle a certain number of concurrent users. we're monitoring to make sure the system is stable, the response times are good, the error rates are continuously going down. we've set up a queueing system for those instances where there's overwhelming volume on the system to better manage the flow. we've set up anonymous shopping right on the home page of healthcare.gov so people can look at plans in a much more comprehensive way. based on what we learn, we continue to make these improvements. so by the time we get to the end of open enrollment march 31st, as many people who want to sign up
't get health insurance. because the obama care website remains a disaster even though now the administration's website gurus are bragging that healthercare.gov is working more than 90% of the time. that's good enough for government work. get on the school bus, kids, principal obama said the bridge is 90% complete. >>> okay. good morning. it's tuesday, december 3rd. it's december. everybody get that into their heads. christmas is almost here. >> okay. with us on set -- >> can we show this picture that they have there. >> oh, i'm so grossed out. my daughters were frightened. >> willie geist can you explain that picture? >> look how cute and clean you look. >> i had the beard for the last 30 days. >> look at him. >> yesterday on the "today" show the viewers decided what to take it down to. i was shaved down a mustache. the viewers decided. >> wait. i don't want to see this. >> there's the undercarriage. >> i think cronkite used to do that. >> al got the goatee. i got the mustache. i went to the art of shaving on the upper west side in short order. >> let's open up the geist
american shoppers, it's cyber monday. a great day to buy online health insurance. the obama administration says it's now hit its 90% goal which was its title -- 90% of its goal. i'm no math whiz but 7 million by march, that's a lot getting a error messages. they can handle 50,000 simultaneously and 800,000 visits a day. preliminary reports say 100,000 people signed up in november, nearly four times october's numbers but the official numbers are tba. chris cal in relaying data is still not working well. some americans think they are enrolled but their new insurance company says they have no idea. if the december 23rd deadline is right around the corner, which means happy holidays to you and yours and peter alexander is with us from the white house where the christmas tree arrived on friday. we can see behind you marking world aids day today. peter, is the website fixed? >> reporter: is the website fixed? it's a good question. we can say the president believes in the words of jay carney it is significantly improved. they just wrapped up the white house briefing a matter of moments ago. they
is working, and it's not going away. president obama saying the website for the affordable health care act is working well for the vast majority of users. what isn't working well, though, in california, is this political brand. a new field poll, take a look, shows 43% of californians disapprove of mr. obama's job performance. that's an increase from 35% in july. nbc bay area political analyst larry gersten joins us. larry, is this a cause for democrats to be concerned even here in california? >> they may not say so, but yeah, they are concerned on several fronts. look, to begin with, the president lost support among key constituencies. take a look at the growing ranks of disapproval. these are pretty important. women up to 40% from 27% a few months ago. latinos, 34% disapproving compared to 18%. union households, up to 43% from 25% a few months ago. these were major pillars of the democratic coalition in 2012, and they are abandoning ship. >> usually here in california, we're kind of our own island, but is the disapproval kind of similar now across the country? are we reflecting that is. >
they could have 6 to 8 million people enrolled for health care. >> as president obama told abc's barbara walters his legacy may depend on it. >> the good thing about when you are down, you have nowhere to go but up. >> the next deadline at the white house is december 23rd. that's the date when people must be enrolled if they want coverage by the first of next year. one top aide told me, our fingers are crossed. john and diana? >> jeff, thank you for that. >>> another washington-based on-line frenzy has been resolved. this one involving picking a new name for the panda cub born in august at the smithsonian zoo. 100,000 on-line voters around the world chose bao-bao which means precious or treasure. >> so cute. >> totally cute. >> the panda cub won't have to brave the elements for sometime but for the rest of you here's a look at the weather. wintry mix of rain and snow will stretch from the pacific norse to the great lakes. other than showers in the carolinas mostly dry everywhere else. >> 30s and 40s in the north, 50s and 60s in me mid section. 60s and 70s across the south. >>> first it w
down a line that 26,000 people use each day. obama administration said the health website has been fixed and can handle 50,000 visitors at once. the white house said the site is working more than 90% of the time. antigovernment protests in thailand, ukraine and egypt are violent and all three countries they used tear gas and rubber bullets against the crowds. owning an original picassi for $100 and the painting master will be here to tell us about the opportunity and more on the mission to mars and becoming the third country to land on the lunar surface. >>> i'm mark morgan and what may be bad news for the afc peyton manning has another offensive weapon and details ahead in sports. >>> i'm nicole mitchell and we could have the coldest air in over a decade, i'll have the chilling national forecast. >>> that is going to do it for this hour of al jazeera america. i'm morgan and stephanie sy is back with you in just 2 1/2 minutes. an america tonight special report. as states try to save money, are prisoners paying the price? >> what are you talking about, he's dead. >> an exclusive inv
for president obama and despite the hiccups, he can recover. listen. >> it's not just health care. you know, the shutdown affected everybody in conference. let's go to health care working better, a lot of people signing up, economy continuing to strengthen, hopefully no washington shutdowns. i think people's confidence will recover. jon: a recent poll shows the president may have a tough road ahead. only 47% of americans a prove of his job performance. 55% disapprove. in the same poll, a full 50% of americans say president obama knowingly lied when he said if you like your health care plan, you can keep it. joining us for more analysis, bret baier, the anchor for "special report." interesting there in that sound byte from david. he kept referring back to the government shutdown, clearly the administration wants people to remember that. talk about that and not talk about the obamacare problem. >> yeah, jon. good afternoon. i think you'right. i think david was doing his best to put the best foot forward. the administration is touting this 90% solution for health care.gov as we're talking abou
they wanted to do two months ago. start a public campaign for the health care law over law. president obama will kick-start the e effort with an event at the white house this afternoon. of course this comes nine weeks after the first rollout which was marked by glitches and crashes as well as repeated promises from the administration that things would get better. >> nobody's madder than me about the website is working as well as it should, which means it's going to get fixed. >> no one ever imagined the volume of issues and problems that we've had, and we must fix it. >> there is an enormous amount of work going on on a daily basis to make the necessary fixes and to upgrade the site with the goal of making it fully functional for the vast majority of users by the end of this month. >> i am confident that by by the time we look back on this next year that people are going to say this is working well and it's helping a lot of people. >> after all that, the white house finally appears comfortable enough to say that the website is workable and workable enough to start promoting it. late yesterd
. the senate majority leader harry reid is one of obama care's biggest supporters but giving some of his staff a pass on the new health care exchanges. that story straight ahead in a live report. [ female announcer ] thanks for financing my first car. thanks for giving me your smile. thanks for inspiring me. thanks for showing me my potential. for teaching me not to take life so seriously. thanks for loving me and being my best friend. don't forget to thank those who helped you take charge of your future and got you where you are today. the boss of your life. the chief life officer. ♪ [ male announcer ] this december, experience the gift of unsurpassed craftsmanship at the lexus december to remember sales event. some of the best offers of the year. this is the pursuit of perfection. bom care will be a major issue in next year's elections. it was a subject of heated debate on cnn's "crossfire." heads of the democratic and republican national committee squared off. >> if you're asking me whether or not our candidates are going to proudly run on delivering those things to the american people, a
. >>> two months after the disastrous launch, healthcare.gov has a new look this morning. an obama administration official says the website has new life.pthe health and human services department met this weekend's self imposed deadline removing 400 bugs from the site. the project needs to prove itself to insurance customers. major garrett is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning norah and charlie. troubleshooters from google microsoft and other companies was brought in to fix the website. two months late the white house says the website is far from perfect but at least usable. the administration says its poorly designed health care website is operating 95% of the time. that looks good compared with this fact. one full month after obama care launched healthcare.gov was only available 43% of the time. the department of health and human services says error rates meaning website freezes and failures is less than 1% now. response time is how long consumers wait to perform a simple task have declined from 8 seconds to less than 1. jeffrey, the s
is offering money to ensurers so people who like their health plans can keep them. the obama administration says the payments would offset the cost of reinstating cancelled policies and millions of people received cancellation notices and the cancelled policies do not meet the standards of the healthcare law. it was an attack that standed the dance world, now the verdict is in for a former member of russia's famed ballet and find out why you may have to pay sales tax for everything you buy online and the fight over food and they are considering cutting subsidies to some of the world's poorest people. ♪ ♪ good morning and welcome back to al jazeera america and i'm thomas and coming up, in a moment the verdict in the terrifying attack on the director of a dance company of the russian ballet and let's see what temperatures we will see across the nation and here is metrologist nicole mitchell. >> i should apologize for it and don't shoot the messenger and it will be brutal in the north and billings and we pointed this out yesterday morning and i was saying it's 40, enjoy it while you have i
in hawaii. this time it was deadly. we'll tell you what happened there. plus president obama set to speak about the health care law from the white house. this as new questions emerge over the website. how some folks who thought they signed up for insurance might not be covered at all. drft mark segal is with us after the break. what does that first spoonful taste like? ok. honey bunches of oats. ching! mmmm! mmmm! mmmm! wow! it's the oats. honey. yeah. honey bunches of oats. this is a great cereal. jon: a deadly shark attack in hawaii to tell you about. it happened three miles off shore of maui. the victim was fishing from a kayak when that shark approached. patti ann browne live in the new york news room with more. >> patrick briney of washington state was fishing from a kayak off the coast of maui yesterday morning. he was dangling his foot in the water while also dangling artificial lures to attract a fish. a shark bit off his foot, leaving him bleeding severely. his friend put a tourniquet around his calf and flagged down a nearby dive boat while trying to tow his friend toward it. >>
on wednesday. >> after being on defense for two months on obama care, the white house is now playing offense. the president was battered for two months with bad publicity over the failures of the health care.gov website. >> the white house says it's now time to promote the president's signature health care plan now that the website's fixed and apparently running pretty well. >> that's what they say. that it's running smoothly, but republicans who opposed the health care program came out swinging against the administration's efforts to renew hope in obama care. >> it's not just a broken website. this bill is fundamentally flawed. causing people to lose the doctor of their choice, causing them to lose their health plan, and if that isn't enough, they're having to pay higher prices at the same time. so house republicans will continue to listen to our constituents, listen to the american people and try to focus on protecting them from a fundamentally flawed law. >> this as a new poll a gallup poll shows young americans between 18 and 29 don't know much about the affordable care act. unfortunatel
's covered by most health plans. >>> interesting fact. did you know the number of speeches obama has made about affordable health care is greater than the number of people who have actually signed up for affordable health care? >> another funny but true. thank you very much. jimmy kimmel. >> let's talk about santa because we have not yet. we know is his busiest time of year. it's the time when the toys are made, it's now time to function on how do you get those toys out to the kids in the right amount of time? >> right. you have to track santa. we tracked via norad. there is outrage, they've been doing this since 1955. they've been tracking santa for all the kids so they can figure out where he is and what his mission is. but this year, there is a little controversy because the tracker, flanked here by fighter jets and they're his protection detail. critics are outraged. >> they are outraged. in particular -- here is what the norad said. we want to do let folks know, this is a norad video and this is our mission. this california psychologist, he's also the co-founder of the campaign for a
to be seeing that moment of president obama saying if you like your health care plan you can keep it, as you can bet, over and over and over again in all those midterm political ads. we'll see where it goes. good to see you both this morning. kirsten, katy,. >> see you later. martha: okay. bill: a stunning statement from two top lawmakers. we are not safer today than in recent years. what they said about that. also this pushback from all sides on the nuclear deal with iran. what senators might do now, democrats and republicans, to spike this deal. >> they could after that period of time enrich uranium without any consequence and without any limitations. they could seek a plutonium track without any limitations. those are real concerns. [knock] no one was at home, but on the kitchen table sat three insurance policies. the first had lots of coverage. the second, only a little. but the third was... just right! bear: hi! yeah, we love visitors. that's why we moved to a secluded house in the middle of the wilderness. just the right coverage at just the right price. coverage checker from progressi
for president some day, some cover when he suggested president obama should honor his promise, if you like your health plan, you should keep your health plan. here's what he said to cnn espanol today. >> many believe you did it to distance yourself, former secretary of state and senator hillary clinton thinking of a presidential run. >> the answer to the first question is no. first of all, i said nothing about this. not one word until the president, himself, spoke. >> what do you think? what do you make of it? >> well, i, who knows. if hillary runs, i hope she does, i'll be right there behind her just like i was last time. i think it's important to keep promises. continuing to work to make sure the affordable care act works and gets rolled out in a way that people can access it is essential. >> bill? bill clinton, your thoughts? >> first i feel like i have to say three or four times, obama care, obama care, obama care, since jay carney is now forbidd forbidden. the president uses it all the time. >> last year on the campaign trail, he said it, i like it, obama care. >> when you don't like the p
the obama care website? dr. sanjay gupta is here to explain how health insurance alone could make people actually even less healthy if they're not taking care of themselves. >>> an american veteran of the korean war apologizing from inside north korea, where he's now being detained. was his confession of crimes coerced? stay with us. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. life could be hectic. as a working mom of two young boys angie's list saves me a lot of time. after reading all the reviews i know i'm making the right choice. online or on the phone, we help you hire right the first time. with
. >>> a revamp and a resale. president obama will try to make the case again to the american people for his health care reform program. it has hit several stumbles still launching in october. >>> as the british prime minister visits china, the country's polit bureau expands domestic demand and pushes forward its key reform. >> announcer: you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you business news from around the globe. >> if you've just joined us stateside, u.s. futures are indicating a softer start after the close we saw yesterday. the s&p down nearly five right now. the dow is some, what, 35 points below fair value? the nasdaq at the moment is on fair value, just about the s&p 500 is around 3.5 points below fair value. european equities have been soft and we're down near the session lows. the cac 40 in france, up 1.5%. the italian market down 0.5%. meanwhile, u.s. vice president joe biden and the japanese prime minister shinzo abe have been giving a statement in tokyo. japanese prime minister abe saying we cannot accept china's one sided air defense zone over the east china sea throu
at the time of this crash. autopsy results could come out today. >>> later today president obama highlights the improvements on the federal health care website. the site got its first big test yesterday. by last night the website handled about 750,000 visitors without crashing. others faced the same delays and glitches. some were sent to a cube when the site became clogged. the white house says the site remains a work in progress. >> the president believes that the site has been significantly improved. we believe that this website is and will function effectively for the vast majority of users. and each day we will continue to take steps to make further improvements so that that experience is enhanced for users every day. >>> a surge of users expected by december 23rd that is the deadline to enroll for coverage which starts at the beginning of the year. >>> we're seeing newly released video of a dramatic underwater rescue. this man survived without food or water after his tug boat capsized six months ago. this video shows how he was able to breathe nearly 100
into the problem that obama care requires an amnesia about the american's experience with health care. here's what i think republicans need. they do need somebody that will put forward a positive alternative plan t. last time they did that it was romney care and it was this plan. now there is the opportunity. i agree with you chris the obligation. democrats are going to need to do their best to make it work. you will need a reasonable republican that can move the ball forward for pre-existing conditions. >> when you look at the calendar, looking at the politicalen da politicalen dar. -- politicalen doctor. >> we are all looking at the mid-term elections six months before. the results will be baked in the cake pretty sufficiently. if the screwup continues, democrats get hurt. if this is looking in the mirror like some republicans try to exploit, maybe it has a political punch for us today. >> don't think it doesn't work in washington. they made problems with dealing with spending in the upcoming budget talks. you know wednesday deadline, when are we going to do it? our super committee conference of
americans in benghazi and the new health care reform law. senator jon cornyn says in both cases, the obama administration has been doing nothing but lying. >> i think the current administration has taken lying to a new level. cornyn made that statement during a google hang out section. is he running for re-election. >>> while republicans attack obama care, the white house is about to go on the offensive, making a new push to tout the program's benefits as it tries to turn public opinion after two months of really bad publicity. cnn's senior white house correspondent brianna keilar is in washington to tell us how. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. this is a push that president obama is beginning today and is going to take place over the next few weeks. he will be trying to focus not on the website, which still has some issues, although it's doing better, but focus instead on his signature health care program. and then what we're going to see, starting tomorrow, is an emphasis each day on what the white house feels are some of the best selling points, consumer selling points fo
become to "new day." now that the health care website is working for the majority of users, the obama administration is launching a three-week push to remind americans about the benefits of obama care. can they change the conversation around the president's signature domestic achievement? and also this, a senior republican senator is calling out the white house and this is how. listen. >> i think the current administration has taken lying to a new level. >> let's talk about all of it with john avalon, cnn political analyst and executive editor of the daily beast. let's talk about john cornyn in just a second. i want to get your take on the new push by the white house. three weeks, every day they'll have a new message, coming from the white house or somewhere else, touting the benefits of the law. they did this leading up to the launch of the law. we know what happened. is this going to work? what are they going to accomplish? >> this is the obama care advent calendar. this morning, someone mailed one to burman and it's good. we'll stick with it. one of the fascinating facts about the
americans to sign up for affordable care health coverage. the improved obama care was website was able to handle at least 750,000 visitors monday although they did not say how many actually signed up. >>> there's been another alarming shark attack off of hawaii's coast. a man bitten monday while fishing died from his injuries. mara has more. >> officials say a shark attacked a man on a small island off of the southwest coast of maui. a popular spot for diving and snorkeling. they identified the victim as a 57-year-old from washington. he was kayaking with a friend when he began screaming for help. his friend paddled toward him and found his bleeding severely from his right leg. his friend tried to put a tourniquet on him and reach a boat but he died upon reaching the shore. >>> this is the 8th attack near maui this year. the 13th statewide. prompting a major study of shark behavior in the region. the area where the latest attack took place remains closed this morning. >> we're closing the beach and monitoring and make sure that everybody stays out of the water. that will remain in effe
,000 spouses of your employees. you cited that back to obama care. what happened? >> what we did, actually, was just say -- the spouse of one of our employees that is employed and their employer offers health care insurance, then we would expect that employer to cover their insurance. so we didn't drop health care coverage for anybody that couldn't get health care. and what -- then what we did -- >> what does that have to do with obama care? >> well, the obama care mandates did increase and do increase costs for u.p.s. that was -- we're managing health care inflation plus some of the increased coverage mandates led us to make a decision that now that we know that most employers will provide health care, it made sense for that employer to cover the cost of that benefit. >> kurt, thank you very much, and joe just registered uds, united drone services. so you better get going. >> you laugh. >> you better get going. >> thanks for the tip. >> and patented brown for using drones. he's got that copyrighted. >> unless bezos -- >> let me know when it goes public. >> unless he's playing a big trick
after repairs were made to the website. preliminary numbers reveal 29,000 signed up for health insurance on sunday and monday. a figure that surpasses the whole month of october. and president obama said the income gap keeps growing and income inequality is jeopardizing the middle class. >>> and afghan president hamid karzai said no to security forces in n.a.t.o. until his demands are met. the bilateral security pack would allow troops to stay in afghanistan past 2014. patience to get a deal signed is running out. >> reporter: this is not fooling around. this is serious business. they are the words of u.s. secretary of state john kerry here in brussels on tuesday evening and addressing the afghan president hamid karzai. why hasn't this agreement been sign? john kerry wouldn't speculate was keeping them from signing the contract. his initial security adviser she went to kabul last week and came away empty handed. troops and trainers can operate number 2014. they need to be planning their parliamentary cycle, and it cannot be turned on and off like a light switch. what they're trying to do
. but now we can judge obama care the way we should judge obama care, which is can it sign up a lot of people who need health insurance. the evidence from the states where it's working well, california and kentucky are notable examples, is that the structure of the thing actually can work. and so if they have indeed solved most of these problems, it will probably take another couple of weeks at least to get the website working the way they want, but they made progress and now we can judge it on its merits and not on some tech glitch. >> well, you also have the white house not being quite as definitive as they have been in the past, making these statements about this is where we are, this is what's going to happen. listen to ed rendell, obviously former democratic governor of pennsylvania, on "morning joe" this morning. >> i think there's still a chance for this to achieve its basic goal. that doesn't excuse the mismanagement early. but there's still a chance to achieve a basic goal, which is to drive down the health care curve and also to ensure over 30 million people who don't have
-end problems that they experience but the back-end problems. it's supposed to deliver health insurance on the back end. that enmoos submit applications to insurance companies, submit payments ultimately to insurance companies. but in the end, the website, healthcare.gov is a minimum threshold that obama care must meet. it is a hurdle that must get cleared in order to satisfy what the government expects will be some demand for the product, for the products offered on the exchange. and that is a far more serious problem. is there a demand? will young healthy people opt into the system? because what you're talking about now are strauk ral problems, not technical problems. they are the term, a potential death spiral of this whole application. >> you heard what will said. and there's also this problem, that is perception. because the rollout is such a disaster. and even if they're coming out say, u. wow, it's great, now young people come sign up now. will they believe it? >> that's an important question. if you don't have enough young people sign up, the market won't work as it should. firs
brown. his cranial us life shows what is possible when one acts on his convictions. president obama said today that nelson mandela now belongs to the ages. he was 95 years old and had been in failing health for some tim time. >> now later at 9:30 you will hear from mandela's jailer would became his most unlikely friend. stay with us for that coming up in 25 minutes. >> now to the bay area. cold snap and tonight will be almost as cold as last night so how cold was it? so cold planes had to be deiced before taking off this morning from san jose international airport. you don't see this scene very often around here. minnesota perhaps but not in the bay area. so cold it took more than a wiper blade to cut through the ice that formed car windshield overnight. maybe yours as you headed out this morning. so-called ice developed on ice plant in danville as seen in this picture from you report at kg o dash tv.com. wild photo there. >> sandy is here. what another 24 hours or so of this really cold weather sandhya. >> yes dan. then a storm moving in and cold return agai again. we ta
. >> the obama administration says that they have met their goal have of the health-care website working smoothly for most users. the administration had set a deadline of midnight sunday to get the website up and running. they launched this two months ago but it was plaque with technical problems. the administration officials and on the wall the website is running smoother than it was once before, users could still face error messages. >> a truck carrying 8 t of fireworks were set on fire after a traffic accident in south china's guangdong por vince. province. firefighters received reports of a truck on fire and loud noises of fireworks. the explosion caused evacuation's in nearby homes. no injuries were reported. >> isralei prime minister benjamin and netanyahu is under fire today on allegations they he is beiliving overly expensive. in a document released by civil liberties group, they reported that he spent more than $900,000 and flowers and candles in 2012. that includes $1,700 on scented candles and $23,000 on flour rise was at his home in jerusalem. israelis have long accused the prime mini
obama is going to speak about the affordable care act today at 2:30. he will focus on those who have already been helped and those people who don't have health insurance to sign up. >> the supreme court refusing to hear a challenge to obamacare by liberty university. this one of the biggest remaining legal battles against the contraception mandate in the law. the court agreed to a second challenge from it craft store hobby lobby. >> two members of the cia who witnessed the benghazi terror attacks testified today about the response of the night of september 11th last r. it shows they were already on high alert. four americans including ambassador chris stevens was killed. martin bashir is on vacation. he made remarks about sara balin on air last month was not disciplined. he said she should be forced to endure slavery like conditions. others say he has been temporarily suspended. >>> giant's redskins game the nfl says the headlines man incorrectly motioned for a first down causing them to think they had a it first down. they turned the ball over on the next play giving the giants a 24
the affordable care website is operating much more smoothly now. president obama kicked off the public relations campaign today. >> this law is working and will work into the future. people want a financial stability of health insurance and we're going to keep on working to fix whatever problems come up. >> healthcare.gov says more than a million people visited the website monday with no major problems. but republicans say the new law is still broken. house speaker, john boehner, says the administration's healthcare program is fund mentally flawed and continues to reek havoc on american families, businesses, and the economy. >> police are offering a reward of up to $25,000 tonight to help catch a killer. the victim is anthony robinson gunned down late last night in the 1900 block of 17th street southeast. robinson was 26 and so far, police have no suspects and no motive. >> take a look at this mess on the beltway. just before 11:30, maryland state police say two vehicles collided near route 50. one of those vehicles was hauling trash, which then spilled all over the interstate. crews have si
and produce plastic guns. tougher laws were proposed after the newtown shootings but did not pass. >> health reform is under the way. it is to encourage sign-ups. president obama urged americans to ignore republicans saying they are rooting for the program to fail. >> i have always said i will work with anybody to implement and improve the law effectively. if you've got good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but, we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want to make it clear about that. >> the sign up for deadlines who want medical coverage at the start of next year is december 23rdrd. it is pushing a nonprofit group in nashville to help struggling musicians navigate the side. robert ray has that story. [ ♪ music ] >> look in any direction, on any corner, and there is a singer, is a song writer and mel oddy maker. nashville. where local drummer andy has been playing clubs for 30 years. living gig to gig, with little and sometimes no health insurance. >> they were hard to qualify for, if you had pre-existing conditions, you were out of it. the nature of being a musician is like
with costars gathered sunday at the site of the crash. walker was 40 years old. >>> the obama administration says it has met its own december deadline for significantly improving the health care enrollment website. officials say healthcare.gov site can now handle 50,000 users at a time. at least 800,000 a day. however, the administration isn't scheduled to release it's next round of actual enrollment figures until the middle of the month, december 23rd is the last day to sign up for coverage that begins in january. >>> after a few delays prince harry's trek to the south pole is now underway. nbc special correspondent back buckingham palace. >> reporter: good morning. after several days of delays due to bad weather and the logistics of getting thousands of pounds of gear from the russian base to the 87th degree parallel that they'll be setting off from, yesterday at 8:00 a.m. eastern time prince harry and the teams of injured soldiers from the u.s., the u.k. and the common wealth got off on the race to the south pole. they're hoping to cover about 175 miles which should take around 15 days. b
it up there, the comments from bill clinton about obama care, when the former president said the current president should honor its commitment to allow people to keep their health care plans. let's play it once more, just for feeling. >> so i personally believe even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they've got. >> does this give the secretary of state the cover that she needs from the obama care situation right now? >> well, look, you know, i think that one of the big problems -- i think, look, bill clinton is the best strategist that the democrats have right now so i think he was essentially acknowledging the risks that many democrats face right now, being so closely associated with some of the mistakes of obama care. but in reality, i think that a.b. has a really good point, which is that he is actually going to be somebody who helps drive the wedge between president obama and hillary clinton but i think that van has a good point in the sense that there's really not a whole lot
will renew a push to tout obama care. with the website improving, the white house is reminding people why the law was passed in the first place. "the washington post" reports that one-third of people who signed up for health care plans on the federal insurance website may have errors on their application due to computer system glitches. the white house is denying that number. >>> we'll soon hear for the first time the seven emergency calls made to newtown police on the day of the sandy hook massacre. prosecutors had tried to keep the 911 tapes secret. but they were overruled in court. the judge said the recordings being released tomorrow will help the public gauge whether the police responded appropriately. >>> new, overnight, this picture taken during a rescue operation in santa ana, california. this woman became wedged in a tiny space about five feet from the ground. firefighters pulled her out with minor injuries. >>> crews in washington state hope to resume their search this morning for a mill worker missing after the collapse of a grain silo. the silo was filled with corn. it collaps
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